Sunday, 4 May 2008

Gotcha Day!

This beautiful graphic was made by Ann at Zoolatry, to celebrate our Gotcha Day, we are very thankful for this and proud to put it on our blog! Ann also made me Best In Show yesterday on her blog - I am totally honoured by this and am incredibly grateful!

Ann also made this graphic to celebrate our Gotcha Day but by the time she had put Fatty Pants Castle into the chair, there was no room for me!!!

Ok, we have a confession...well Meowmie has a confession to make...she always thought out Gotcha Day was May 4th, turns out it is actually...April 27th!!! When she was looking for our pedigree papers today she found a diary from 1996, she flicked through it, and discovered her stoopid mistake! So we are a week late, probably a blessing in disguise because our Gotcha Day would have clashed with the bad news about my lymphoma returning.

Here is the story of how me and Castle found our Forever Home: Meowmie J wanted a cat that she was not allergic too, so Meowmie L suggested she get a Meezer. Meowmie L had always dreamed of having a Meezer, so this seemed like an excellent opportunity! So they looked for adverts for Meezers and found one in a paper called 'Loot' (this was when the internet had only just been born so newspaper ads were the first place to look). They spotted an advert placed by a lady called Mrs Tank, they liked the breeder's name and the description of the kittens in the advert so called up Mrs Tank to ask for more details...Mrs Tank made particular reference to a "very special blue boy, wonderful personality, even if I do say so myself". So off the meowmies went to Mrs Tank's home to see the Blue Boy (Castle)...Meowmie J fell in love with Castle on sight...but Meowmie L had spotted me and fallen in love with me immediately too. Plus, as I have explained before, I have an 'X' on my nose, and that marked the spot for Meowmie L!

As Castle and I lay curled up with each other Meowmie L said to Meowmie J that perhaps they should have TWO cats, not just the could Meowmie J resist! So they snapped us both up there and then - at a cost of £150 each! The trouble was, at that time, they both had very little money as they had just graduated from University, so Meowmie L had to take a second job on to pay for me. Unfortunately the second job involved driving DJs to raves and niteclubs at all hours of the night, and for this very reason Meowmie L missed our first night in our forever home cos she was out working until 5am!!!

To cut a long story short, Meowmie J's allergies reared up after a few months of us living with her, she persevered with it though, putting herself through a lot of discomfort for about 4 years, until it just became silly for us to live with Meowmie J. So we then moved in to Meowmie L's home instead. It was a bit of a wrench, but we settled soon enough and Meowmie J comes over to see us a lot, and loves us just as much as she did when we lived with her!

Meowmie tried looking for our pedigree papers for this post, she has forgotten our pedigree names you see, but she thinks they may have gone missing when her home was burgled or something...Meowmie found our breeder's website Kristophe Siamese , but the cattery/family name "Kristophe' didn't ring any bells, she always thought our name was something like Adnuum or Adnuam or something...Meowmie emailed Mrs Tank yesterday asking whether she had records of our names, hopefully she will have, if not Ramses has given us some tips for locating them!

Now, why don't you help yourself to some chicken and ham, and perhaps some nip too, and for the lizard-lovers amongst you there is a special bowl of them just over there...sit back and enjoy our kitten pictures! (Apologies for the quality, they are photos of photos!)

PS - Ise been eating - not huge amounts, and I am being very fussy about what I eat - but I am eating. Still quiet and not quite myself too. But I don't seem to be in any pain or appear nauseous at the moment. I guess it is expected that I should be out of sorts really...I have three tumours and had my chemo just 4 days ago. Thank you all again for continuing to pop by and see me and wish me well xxx


Boots, Ozzie and Brenda said...

Happy belated Gotcha day!! Wishing you all the best!!

Brenda & Ninja

MaoMao said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Stormie and Castle -- both fur the Gotcha Day yur Meowmie thought it was and belated fur yur April 27 Gotcha Day! Two Gotcha Days -- hee, that's kool!

You and Castle were preshus kittens -- thankies fur sharin those pickshures. They maded Momma say SQUEEEEE!!!!!

Mmmm, chicken and ham and 'nip -- sounds yummiferous! We Ballicai will hang out and enjoy, and most of all enjoy you and Castle's kompany.

I'm glad yur eatin, and it's unnerstandable you'd feel kinda undur the weathur with yur chemo. We Ballicai purr fur you efurry day and we love you lots!

Kittyhugs and purrs frum yur furriend MaoMao!

Anonymous said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Stormie and Castle! What adorable kittens you were, and what beautiful, majestic cats you are!

I'm sending my strongest healing purrs to you, dear Stormie, every day, and lots of love. I'm glad you're eating. And I enjoyed reading the story of how you and Castle got your Forever Home!

Love and purrs and snuggles from Marilyn!

Gemini and Ichiro said...


Hey, did you know that my choice of Find Chey Friday was for you. I was hoping you would recognize it! I'll have to think of something for next week that you can recognize! :)

Gemini and Ichiro said...

And we mean that for Castle too. But you know how it is Castle--we women get all the attention.

Kiss Kiss to you to!

Angel MoMo and Charlotte said...

Happy belated Gotcha Day. I enjoy reading about your kittenhood and looking at your baby photos.

My SS is still very busy and I don't get to visit very often!

The Cat Realm said...

HAPPY GOTCHA DAY!!!! No matter if it is today or last week - you HAVE a gotcha day which means you have a home - and a wonderufl one at that - and that is reason to celebrate!!!
I am glad I am early - you might have to re-order some lizards, thouhgh, HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHHAHAHAH - but I brought you some fresh nip.
You kitten pictures are adorable. But that's because you are adorable cats.
I hope we can make you forget the nasty lymphoma for a while.... and I am glad to hear you ate something!!!!
Karl. And Emil and Mrs. OZ are here too

Zippy, Sadie, Speedy and M'Gee said...

Yoo can be as picky as yoo want, Storm, it's yoor Gotcha Day (at least around yoor gocha day) so go ahead and make yoor mom open 3 or 15 or 20 cans until yoo find something yoo like. Oh, and Castle, we'z glad yoor there too! Keep fighting Storm and we'll keep purraying fur yoo.

Mr. Echo said...

Stunning! From the graphix to the kitten pics. Whenefur your Gotcha Day is, cellabrate it! I think you are irrasistable too.

Kimo and Sabi said...

Happy Gotcha Day!

Anonymous said...

Happy Gotcha Day Storm & Castle. I hope you have a great day with lots of fun and treats:) What delightful kittens you were and what gorgeous grown up cats you are now :) xx

Karen Jo said...

Zoolatry made you a wonderful graphic for your Gotcha Day. Happy Gotcha Day, Storm and Castle. I am so happy that you got adopted together. I really enjoyed reading your gotcha story and seeing your kitten pictures. You are both just as cute now as you were then. I am really glad that you are eating Storm. Keep it up and keep fighting. I think about you and pray for you every day.

HRH Yao-Lin said...

Happy Gotcha day Stormie and Castle!!! Yes, a week late but better late than never! Those photos are too adorable for words - seriously, you two puddings were soooo beautiful, how could anyone not fall in love with you? Stunning!! I hope you feeling OK Storm, keep up with the eating, you are always in my thoughts.

Also, the human and I visited Windsor Castle yesterday. We blew you a kiss as we passed through London on the train. x

MISS PEACH ~(^.^)~ said...

Oh I am so glad that you are eating and happy. Happy Gotcha day again! I really love the B&W photo of Castle:) You are both so adorable in your kitten photos...just beautiful kitties inside and out.
Enjoy your day and keep on trying to find out more about your pedigree...
my papers say my name is 'Covergirl'
Love Miss Peachy aka Covergirl:)

Babs (Beetle) said...

Lovely graphic and photos of you as kittens. Have a great gotcha day, even if it is a bit late.

Purrs, Sukie X

Alexi said...

Happy Gotcha Day!!! We luv you all and are purring and purraying for you, and Castle! We hope your Gotcha Day is the bestest--even tho it was aktsully April 27!

Sabrina, Sam and Simon said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Storm and Castle! Your kitten pictures are absolutely adorable, as was the story of how you came to live with your Meowmie! We know how meezers are irresistable ... that's why our momma and daddy have the three of us ... hee hee! Keep on eating and chilling out Storm, you need to take it easy after your chemo. You are continually in our thoughts and purrayers...
Purrs and headbutts,
Sabrina, Sam and Simon

ZOOLATRY said...

Happy Gotcha Day (late, or early... early or late)... to two beautiful friends. We loved seeing your kitty-days-pics; you were super then as you are super now!

Kaz's Cats said...

Happy Gotcha Days to you both! Glad to see that you're trying to eat a bit Storm, we're just purring really hard for the chemo to do it's job.

Purrs & gentle headbutts

Gypsy & Tasha

Parker said...

Your kitten photos are adorable! We would like to wish you a very happy Gotcha' Day. So what if we are a little late?
Thanks for the lovely spread. I'll try not to eat all of the HAM!
Smooches to you and to Castle!

Mickey's Musings said...

Happy Gotcha Day!!!!!!!
(even if it is late,heehee)
Your baby pics are too sweet!! Now you two are very handsome!!!
The party is looking good & the food is divine!!!!!! Bit,I'll start with nip! Heehee
Purrs Mickey

Anonymous said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Stormie and Castle.
Love the kitten photos so adorable.
Storm I'm very happy to hear your eating.You are a very strong and brave kitty...Love and Hugs Ariel and Her Mom

Rosemary B❤️ said...

Happy Rescheduled Gothca day to Stormiekins and Castle(large)pants.
I love your kitten pictures. You two have grown into amazing and beautiful friends. I am so glad to know both of you.
I have been purring for you Stormie.
Love and gentle headbonkies

Cats~Goats~Quotes said...

Happy, Happy Gotcha day to both of you!! We think your baby pictures are so sweet..and Storm, we are keeping you in our prayers.

Samantha & Mom said...

Happy Gotcha Day Storm and Castle!!! You two were such cute kittens and beautiful all grown up! We are purrring and purrraying for your Storm!! Keep eating whatever your like!

This is a lovely party and the Lizards look good! Hey Karl save some for us!!!
Your FL furiends,

Robyn Harton said...

Happy Gotcha Day Storm and Castle! Ohhhhh yummy foods. Ham too! I'll hafta go tell Miles. I think I'll try a Lizard. mmmmmmm
Happy Gotcha day again yall :) We's glad we gotcha fur furriends!
Sanjee and the resta the Hotties

Anonymous said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Stormie and Castle! You were both such cute kittens! We're glad you're feeling well enough to eat something, Storm.

jenianddean said...

Happy Gotcha Day! Great pictures.

Karen said...

Happy Gotcha day :)

admin said...

dear Stormy, are we too late to congratz you: "Happy Gotcha Day"...

we glad to hear that you eat something, you're one tough feline!

love all your pictures, you're very beautiful:)

'meaouwy troops'

Mr. Hendrix said...

happy happy Gotcha Day Storm and Castle! what a great story. 2 loving mommies sound wonderful.

i'm very glad to hear you're eating Storm. let me get you a big plate of Chicken to celebrate!

Jimmy Joe said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Storm and Castle! You were both very beautiful kittens, but I think you've gotten more beautiful every year. Enjoy your day!
Your buddy, Jimmy Joe
P.S. thanks for the snacks!

Mr. Hendrix said...

ps, i forgot to tell you what adorable kittens you were! mommy made squeeky noises at you.

Daisy said...

Happy Gotcha day, Storm and Castle! I do not think it matters if it is not the exact day. I really enjoyed seeing your baby photos, you two were so adorable! It's no wonder you grew up to be such good-looking Meezers.

Smeagol and Strider, Mystery (Sunnin' at the Bridge) and Gizmo too! said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Storm and Castle!! Such cute kitten pictures!! Yummy chicken, ham and nip!!

We continue to purr our hardest for you, Storm.

PB 'n J said...

Happy Gotcha Day Storm and Castle! Aren't Gotcha Days the best?! We hope you get lots of treats and snuggles.

We're glad to hear your feeling ok Storm, keep fighting!

Pearl, Bert and Jake

Spooker said...

Wow - that was quite a post!
Happy Gotcha Day!
And thanks for sharing your story about how you got your Forever Home!
Sending love & purrs,
Auntie Spooker

Jans Funny Farm said...

Happy Gotcha Day! It's so nice you were adopted and raised together.

And Storm, we're purring for you.

The Meezers or Billy said...

Happy Gotcha Day Storm and Castle!!! your pikshurs are so very cute. we is glad that you is eating Storm, eating is a good thing.

The Furry Kids said...

Happy Happy Happy Gotcha Day, Storm and Castle!!!

Titus, Tazo, & EG

PS - Stormie, we hope you eat something soon. We know your tummy doesn't feel good and things might taste icky, but we hope you'll get a little something in your tummy. We're still purring and purraying for you.

Alasandra, The Cats and Dogs said...

Stormie, we are so sorry to hear the lymphoma came back. We will purr very hard that it will go away forever and that you will enjoy years of good health.

Socks, Scylla & Charybdis

Tiki, Kirby, and StanLee said...

Happy Gotcha Day! Storm, we are purring that you are eating.

Spike William and Angels China Cat and Willow said...

Happy Gotcha Day to you, Storm and Castle! I hope you have a wonderful day. You two were adorable kittens and gorgeous grown-up cats! I think I'll go try some of that ham - I cannot resist ham ever!

Purrrrrrrrrs, China Cat

Willow said...

Hi Storm and Castle and a Happy Gotcha Day to you both! I'm so glad that you were adopted together and I loved looking at your kitten pictures. What sweet babies you were! And what fine cats you have become! I see that you have some chicken over there and it looks delicious!

Purrrrrrrrrrs, Willow

Storm, China Cat and I are still sending purrs over to you and hope you feel better.

THE ZOO said...

Stm,,,,orm, thanks fur stopping by while yoo sick ta check on me. ise hopes yoo get the sicky in you gone soon too. try ta keep eeting.

thats a grate story of how yall came ta yur home.
Happy Gotcha Day Storm and Castle...Flair

muffinmidi said...

HappY Gotcha Day Stormie and Castle.Those kitten photos were adorable.We'll teleport over for some niptinis.

Dragonheart, Merlin, Devi, and Chloe said...

Happy Belated Gotcha Day! :) You are Castle were adorable little kittens, Storm. :) You are such a beautiful Meezer now, and Storm is handsome.

We are purring and praying for you all the time, Storm. Hugs and purrs to you and your family.

Angel Junior, Orion and Sammy said...

Happy Belated Gotcha Day! I hope you had a great one!

Hang in there Storm and keep eating!


The Crew said...

Oh gosh, what great pictures...look how cute you were!

Happy, happy Gotcha Day to you both.

Kaze, Latte, & Chase said...

We are very sorry we're late to the celebration! My gosh were you two ADORABLE kittens!!! What a great story too. You can tell you are both very very loved.


Sunny's Mommy said...

Belated Happy Gotcha Day to Storm and Castle :-D I really enjoyed reading the story of how you came to be with your Meowmie (L).

Those are wonderful pictures of both of you. Was the rabbit a pet of your Meowmie? Thanks for sharing your photos :-)

Mickey's Musings said...

So! How's it going? Did Zoolatry fix that picture with Castle in the chair to add you?!!!!
Proper thing to do!! Quite right!!!
I love the exclamation point!!!!
Kinda like saying "SO THERE"!!!!!!
Purrs Mickey

Chrissie said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Beautiful Storm and Mr. Castle! Those are terrific pics of pics..they turned out rather well!
Miss Storm, as long as you eat, you can be just as picky as you want!

Ramses said...

Oh I'm glad that you've had a good gottcha day celebration even if it was on the wrong day! ;) As long as you got ham and chicken it was the right day, well that's my motto anyway! Oh yer it's always the right day for chicken! :)

Unknown said...

i don't know what gotcha day is. i'm so out of touch. thanks for coming and visiting during our time of loss. that's a really nice dutch bunny. i'm sure floppy will have fun with dubbs. he's very handsome. we weren't sure if the bridge was for rabbits too or not but good to know it is. thanks again. i hope your treatment works. it's not fun to be ill. especially when it's something serious. take care of yourself.

Lux said...

I love all those baby pictures, and the graphic by Zoolatry! Happy Belated Gotcha Day!

Rosemary B❤️ said...

Hey Stormiekins.
I have been purring for you all day.
Remember, you are always on my mind.
purrrs to you and Castlepoofypants adn your meowmies


Rosemary B❤️ said...

I hope today is a good day for you.
Rest and be comfy.
huggs and snuggles

Nomi said...

Hello Stormie and Castle. Purr Purr. I was finking of you Stormie during my incarceration in the cat hotel. I'm sorry you are poorly again and I hope the magic medicine makes you feel better.